Types of Lower Extremity Orthotics

  • Foot Orthotics
  • Foot Orthoses
  • UCBL Orthoses

Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO)

  • Ankle Supports
  • Prefabricated AFO’s
  • Total Carbon Fiber AFO’s
  • Solid Ankle AFO’s
  • Posterior Leaf Spring AFO’s
  • Metal Double Upright AFO’s
  • Ground Reaction AFO’s
  • Spiral Carbon Fiber AFO’s
  • CAM Walker
  • Pressure Relief AFO
  • Tibial Fracture Brace
  • Tibial Torsion Orthosis
  • Dynamic ROM AFO
  • Plantar Fasciitis Splint
  • Charcot Restraint Walker
  • Arizona AFO

Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses

  • Knee Patella Supports
  • Knee Immobilizers
  • ROM Knee Braces
  • Single Upright KAFO’s
  • Double Upright KAFO’s
  • Femoral Fracture Braces
  • Femoral Fracture Braces
  • ACL / PCL Knee Braces
  • OA Knee Braces
  • Swedish KO
  • Dynamic ROM KAFO / KO’s

Hip Knee Ankle Foot

  • HKAFO Femoral Fx Brace
  • Custom HKAFO
  • Reciprocating Gait Orthoses
  • Standing Frame
  • A-Frame
  • Parapodium

Hip Orthoses

  • Adjustable Hip Abduction
  • Pavlik Harness
  • Rhino or Cruiser Hip Braces
  • Static Hip Abduction Braces
  • Scottish Rite
  • SWASH Orthosis
  • Dynamic Hip Abduction


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Custom AFO's | Lower Extremity Orthotics


  • Commonly prescribed for young children who present with benign hypotonia and excessive pronation, or flexible pes planus.
  • Assists in controlling medial and lateral ankle instability
  • Used to properly align the foot in the optimal position for a more natural movement of the foot and ankle during gait.
  • Improves balance and coordination while allowing for range of motion in the sagittal plane, so the child can stand, walk, run and jump.

Custom Ankle Foot Orthotics


  • Commonly prescribed for conditions like drop foot, CVA, CMT, MS, Peroneal palsy, and lower extremity weakness.
  • Aids in dorsiflexion during swing phase of gait for increased toe clearance and safety.
  • Controls platarflexion at heel strike and maintains dorsiflexion during swing phase.
  • Flexibility and resistance to plantar flexion can be controlled by adjusting the trim lines at the ankle and length of the foot plate.

Ankle Foot Orthotics | Custom AFO's


  • Intended to provide maximum stability and control of the ankle and is often used in the absence of active range of motion.
  • Used when there is a lack of medial/lateral control or stability at the ankle.
  • Can also influence the position of the knee when moderate knee instability is a concern.
  • Prevents foot drop by blocking plantarflexion.
  • Assist push off by not collapsing into dorsiflexion.

Note: May be excessive if orthotic objective does not require blocking plantarflexion, dorsiflexion and inversion/eversion.

Free Motion AFO | Ankle Foot Orthotic


  • Commonly prescribed for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and frontal plane instabilities of the subtalar and/or talor joint.
  • Allows full plantarflexion and dorsiflextion.
  • Maintains medial/lateral stability
  • Not recommended for patients with weak quadriceps or knee instabilities.

Plantarflexion Stop AFO | Custom Orthotics


  • Commonly prescribed for patients with weak dorsiflexors /drop foot. Can also be used to treat tight plantarflexors, peroneal nerve paralysis and knee hyperextension.
  • Prevents unwanted plantarflexion while permitting free dorsiflexion.
  • Provides additional medial/lateral stability, talar and subtalar joint stabilization.
  • Not recommended for patients with weak quadriceps or knee flexion contractures.

Dorsiflexion AFO | Ankle Foot Orthotic


  • Commonly prescribed for neuromuscular conditions associated with foot drop and weak dorsiflexors.
  • Provides a dynamic dorsiflexion assist with passive plantar flexion resistance.
  • Aids in dorsiflexion during swing phase of gait for increased toe clearance and safety.
  • Supports ligament instabilities and provides medial lateral stabilization
  • Allows smooth plantar flexion from initial heel contact to foot flat insuring knee stability

Custom Ankle Foot Orthotic


  • Ideal for patients whose crouched position is due to weakness and lack of voluntary plantarflexion
  • Uses floor reaction force through the toe aspect of the foot plate to prevent tibial progression and subsequent knee collapse.
  • Blocks dorsifexion at the ankle.

Ankle Foot Orthotics | Custom AFO


  • Commonly prescribed for the treatment of Charcot Ankle in combination with diabetic Plantar Neuropathy.
  • Provides immobilization of the foot and ankle and is an excellent alternative to total contact casting.
  • Incorporates a custom multidensity inlay for total contact and/or pressure relief on areas of the foot.
  • The rocker bottom and custom molded insert enhance healing and eliminate shear forces on the planar surface of the foot.

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